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Jean-Luc Rabanel

7 rue des Carmes, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 90 91 07 69
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“tasting menu” (7 reviews)
“poultry” (2 reviews)
“fish” (9 reviews)
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French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
7 rue des Carmes, 13200, Arles, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was to be our first experience at a French Michelin star restaurant (that too two stars) after having experienced several top ones in Spain, Portugal and London. We were not prepared for the over emphasis on vegetables and while there were a couple of...More

Thank Swish101R
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I first went to Rabanel in 2006, when it was a tiny place that looked like a bar. That's the main dining room, still, with the tiled floor. It was well-priced and creative so I went back every year until 2016 and watched the place...More

Thank crozes999
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The staff were amazing, they were very informative, each course was explained & any questions answered. We asked for the wine list which was paired with our meal as one of the wines was fantastic, which they provided at the end of the meal. No...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Having been told a lot about this restaurant I was looking forward to this visit with our friends from Switzerland. The restaurant was busy , mainly with couples but the Maître'd welcomed us to our table and explained , a little too rapidly, the concept,...More

1  Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Attended as a final dinner after 2 weeks in Italy and France, in celebration of our 25th anniversary, and traveling with my wife's parents. First, the ambience was not as formal as many 2 star restaurants we’ve been to. That’s a positive, for the most...More

1  Thank BusterSci
Reviewed 26 May 2017

No the waiters here don't slap ya on the back and ask about your family. Their attention to detail is wonderful and a 6 course dejeuner will take you 2+ hours to enjoy. We loved the dining room change as it gave us a chance...More

Thank Pierre_Fou13
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Ok, the meal was one of the most extraordinary of my life. Truly inspiring. Combinations of flavors and textures I'd never encountered. It's definitely worth a visit for the meal. But everything else...omg...super tacky decor, like a cheap neighborhood sushi joint. Uncomfortable chairs. Very mediocre...More

Thank peneloperose
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had the 6-ish course dinner menu. The first few courses are served in what's been described as "starter room." You are then moved into a another room (with kitchen view). New York City readers: it's a bit like a smaller Shun Lee West --...More

Reviewed 25 December 2016

We had the 11 course tasting meal and it was a wonderful selection of different flavours and delicacies. It was a perfect Christmas treat. The restaurant was tastefully decorated. The staff were very friendly and warm although slightly less attentive than I would expect. The...More

Thank Xeverity
Reviewed 17 October 2016

How can i describe this experience? Jean-Luc Rabanel is not only a chef, he's an artist. This experience was unique at so many level. We had a 16 courses lunch; i can't describe every dishes, but among other things, we had a Parmesan mousse, foie-gras...More

1  Thank Curious_Canucks
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26 April 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$100 - US$147
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 rue des Carmes, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 91 07 69
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